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Author: Bart Brouwers

BOM helped create more than 1,000 jobs in 2017

Last year, the Brabant Development Company (BOM) financially supported 188 companies in their ambition to grow in Brabant, including 39 foreign companies in their establishment or expansion in Brabant. This is stated in the BOM’s annual report for 2017, which was published this week. All these foreign companies and projects together generated €138 million in investments to finance these future growth ambitions. In addition, BOM itself has invested €21 million in 33 companies, the remainder being contributed by co-financiers or foreign companies themselves. Another milestone for BOM was the kick-off of the extensive ‘Factory of the Future’ innovation programme...

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Imec Packs Eye Tracking into AR/VR Experiences

“Technology also looks promising for healthcare applications such as early detection of neurodegenerative diseases” Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, has demonstrated a new wireless eye-tracking technology based on electro-oculography, an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement, at its Imec Technology Forum in Antwerp. The technology, which is integrated into a standard pair of eyeglasses, can significantly improve augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) experiences. Moreover, imec aims to employ it for clinical research on neurodegenerative diseases. Imec’s EOG technology utilizes five dry-contact electrodes mounted on a standard pair...

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Jalila Essaidi wins €200,000 at Chivas Venture

Jalila Essaidi has won the second prize in the Chivas Venture with her Mestic concept. The founder of BioArtLab, located at the Philips fruit gardens on the Oirschotsedijk in Eindhoven, won 200,000 euro. Mestic converts cow manure waste into biotextiles, plastic, and paper. Mestic’s patented technology aims to solve the excessive manure problem while at the same time producing new sustainable products – especially for the fashion industry. During the final one of Mestic’s creations was on stage. Essaidi: “Mestic is tackling two problems with a single solution: helping to solve the global manure problem and reducing greenhouse gas...

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Philips to build Cardiac Care hospital in Ethiopia

Philips is going to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center, to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia. Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately 40 million euro, Philips will be responsible for the full design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion. The new center will be developed within the compound of the existing Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. The new specialist cardiac care center will comprise a 7-story building covering...

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1,3 support for Salvia BioElectronics

Eindhoven start-up Salvia BioElectronics B.V. has secured € 1.3 million in seed funding to develop a minimally invasive bioelectronics solution for people suffering from chronic neurological disease. The funding is provided by a syndicate led by the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) and Thuja Capital Healthcare Seed Fund II, and includes the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) and founders and employees of Salvia. Salvia BioElectronics was founded last year by neuromodulation industry veterans (among whom Michel Decré and Hubert Martens) that previously founded and ran Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation B.V. It has the ambition to develop “a bioelectronics therapy for people...

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Signify enlightens Guangzhou

Signify has completed the illumination of 24 buildings in Guangzhou’s central business district along the Pearl River area in China. The large-scale connected LED lighting project includes façade lighting and animations projected onto buildings, as well as Internet of Things-connections. Signify – the former Philips Lighting – has its headquarters at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven. Home to a population of over 14 million, Guangzhou is one of the most populated and fastest growing cities in the world. The 2,000 km Pearl River runs through the city and is known for its vibrant waterfront and high-rise buildings. “During the...

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Hydrogen and electricity station on A58 near Best

Rijkswaterstaat South Netherlands is investigating the possibility of setting up a new service station for cars and trucks on the A58 motorway near Best, with electric charging stations and a possibility for trucks to fill up with hydrogen. The intention is to build this service station in a circular manner, supplying the service station with its own energy supply. Another option is to create a test strip where companies can test and demonstrate their innovations in practice. All this is part of the efforts to turn the A58 into the “Brabant Energy Corridor”. According to the Eindhoven Metropolitan Region, one of...

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“We will have to be more creative than a robot”

The ‘TRIZ’ method helps Philips and Brainport Schools in their daily search for solutions Many Brainports schools use “TRIZ” as a means of stimulating creativity among their pupils. Since the start of the programme a few years ago, Philips has been involved in supervising the TRIZ teachers at the Brainports schools. For Christoph Dobrusskin (Philips) and Hans Baaijens (Philips Lighting, which recently changed its name to Signify), it was a logical step: the method that was devised to give people a handle on how to think more creatively is also extremely suitable for secondary schools. TRIZ (a Russian abbreviation...

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New look and international expansion for E52

On 4 June, E52 will be renamed and become part of an international network With the transition of E52 into a European platform (or rather: a European network of local innovation platforms), the appearance and name of this site are also changing. On June 4, at the end of the opening meeting for Dutch Technology Week, we will reveal the details. In a two-part story, we’ll fill you in on the backgrounds, our plans, and our motives. (this is part 1, you can read part 2 here) We announced earlier that we would be starting up a second branch in June...

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TU Eindhoven remains #1 in collaboration

As far as collaboration between universities and the industry is concerned, TU Eindhoven remains number 1 in the world. The Eindhoven University of Technology continues to be among the world’s elite in research collaboration with industry. The CWTS Leiden Ranking puts TU/e at the top of the list of ‘broad’ technical universities with regard to collaboration with the industry. This is evident from the percentage of academic publications in collaboration with industry from universities with at least 5,000 annual publications (“PP industry”). The number of universities surveyed in the CWTS rankings is now approaching one thousand (938). Each year, the Leiden Institute compiles...

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